This has, for me at least, been an ongoing issue with large datasets with complicated geometries. Presently, if you have to Validate a Topology, you have two choices, either to Validate a Map Topology (which does not do much for enterprise operations), or you can Validate the Topology completely, either from the Map, or Geoprocessing.
I would propose, either from ArcCatalog, or even from the Map, to allow to only Validate a specific rule, instead of all of them. The thinking behind this, if you have ever run into this with a fresh topology, is if you exceed ArcCatalogs or Geoprocessings ability to count Topology Errors (50,000 I believe was the last number I came across), it will fail. This is not helpful at all, especially since the errors generated only tell you that failure occurs, not which topology was counting up so many errors. Add on to that if failure occurs, none of the validation to that point is stored, thus losing all of that time.
To keep this shorter, here is my list of things that could improve Topology as a whole.
TL:DR Better Topology Validation Please!
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